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Subtext 6: Lovesickness, Antarctica, archaeology... and an award

30 June 2008

Subtext, the University’s magazine, has won a CASE silver medal, just as the Summer 2008 issue is published.

Subtext, the University’s in-house magazine, has won a silver medal in the international Circle of Excellence Awards programme run by CASE – the US-based Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Described by a competition judge as ‘clear, concise, engaging, witty and thoughtful’, Subtext was launched in 2006 and focuses principally on remarkable people – academic and non-academic – who work at the University.

The Summer 2008 issue of Subtext is now published. The production values and presentation, not to mention the range of features, will also appeal to a more general readership and to anyone curious about the lives and work of academics and support staff at Bristol.

Subtext issue 6 covers an eclectic range of people and subjects, including:

  • What biologist Dr Andrew Kennedy found on the planet's coldest, driest, windiest continent;
  • How Dr Lesel Dawson charted the cult - and the reality - of lovesickness in 17th-century English literature;
  • What archaeologists Dr Nicoletta Momigliano and Dr Tamar Hodos have to say about the lure of the past, the art of diplomacy and the competing demands of fieldwork and family;
  • How mathematician Dr Tanniemola Liverpool, while moving from England to Sierra Leone, Germany, France and beyond, has also crossed boundaries of another kind.

Copies of Subtext are distributed to staff with their payslips. Further copies are available on request. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact the editors (Nick Riddle or Hilary Brown). All issues of Subtext are also available online in PDF format.


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